Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by watersoflethe, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. watersoflethe

    watersoflethe Songster

    Apr 28, 2010
    Corona/Mira Loma CA
    THEY ARE SO ANNOYING! how do i get rid of them...
    i use DE in my coops..
    but the mights are going crazy less on the birds and more in the nesting boxes and such...
    everytime i pick up a egg mites all over my hand..gross..
    please help me with this annoying pest

  2. DTRM30

    DTRM30 Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Mites are hard - get some sevin dust or poultry dust. You'll need to dust your birds something like every 5 days for a few weeks - but you also need to completely clean out your coop - dust the floor/corners, next boxes and disinfect your roosts. Unlike lice, Mites will live off the host and will continue to re-infect your birds if you don't get them all.

    It may take a few weeks, but if you keep up with it, you'll get them.

    I know many use DE - but it doesn't always work. Sounds like you need to use a pesticide this time and use DE as maintainence.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2010

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